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We Dare to C.A.R.E. about Vascular Disease™
Find out if you are at risk for a stroke with a free vascular disease screening.
Dare to C.A.R.E. is a complimentary vascular disease education and screening program provided as a cooperative effort between United Hospital Center (UHC) and the Heart Health Foundation. If caught early, vascular disease can be treated to prevent serious problems, such as heart attack, stroke, amputations, or even death.
Screenings are every Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. At the appointment, the sonographer will conduct a painless, 15-minute, noninvasive ultrasound of your neck, abdomen, and legs. After the screening, your results will be shared with you as well as sent to your doctor. If the ultrasound uncovers disease, you and your family doctor will discuss and decide on a treatment plan that works best for you.
Risk Factors of Vascular Disease:
- Greater than 60 years old
- Greater than 50 years old, with one or more of the following risk factors:
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- A smoker
- Family history of vascular disease
- Greater than 40 years old with diabetes
If caught early, vascular disease can be treated to prevent serious problems, such as heart attack, stroke, amputations, or even death.
Vascular Disease affects your circulatory system and is often symptomless.
Carotid Artery Disease
Responsible for more than half of the strokes that occur each year in the U.S.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
The third leading cause of death in men over 60.
Renal Artery Stenosis
May be entirely asymptomatic and in severe cases, can lead to kidney failure.
Extremity Artery Disease/Peripheral Arterial Disease
Affects one in 20 people over the age of 50 and can lead to limb loss.